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Neglecting your iron intake can lead to serious problems

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2014

~~<p>March is &quot;Nutrition Month,&quot; and we want to share some bits of knowledge that often are underappreciated.</p>
<p>The nutrient that is most commonly deficient in the world and in Hawaii is iron, and this fact is often not fully appreciated. Despite the widespread and serious impact on health, a low intake of iron often is ignored until it causes serious health problems, and even then this deficiency sometimes is taken lightly.</p>
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March is "Nutrition Month," and we want to share some bits of knowledge that often are underappreciated.

The nutrient that is most commonly deficient in the world and in Hawaii is iron, and this fact is often not fully appreciated. Despite the widespread and serious impact on health, a low intake of iron often is ignored until it causes serious health problems, and even then this deficiency sometimes is taken lightly. Login for more...



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